No; by a factor of about ten!People in the rodding world for some reason don't like beemer or merc v8's................ there not as cheap as yank parts.
They're not bad, just overcomplex and expensive to service.If the BMW engines were that bad, why do so many bespoke car builders use them eh?
730 beemer is a 3.01 rearend ratio, my truck has 2.73s with 20" rims so we'll see how it goes.The Nikasil bore problem on the BMW was caused by high sulphur fuel not available now so I don't see a problem, also the liners on later engines changed to a better type. Matched to the overdrive automatic gearboxes they provide fast acceleration and good cruising fuel consumption. Yes the fuel injection and wiring would be a pain but to those of you used to current cars I don't think it would be too difficult. As to looks modern American engines are not a lot better ,4th gen Camaros and late Mustangs don't look pretty when you lift the hood!
I like the Chevy truck in the pics, I also bet its quick but also gives decent gas milage[assuming a decent diff ratio]